In response to citizens’ concern about potential traffic chaos on Nagar Road, the Maha Metro and PMC have decided to rearrange the entry-exit points of the Yerawada Metro station.
The Vanaz-Ramwadi Metro route includes the Yerawada station. It is approaching the Nagar Road segment that leads to the intersection of Airport Road just one kilometer ahead of Parnakuti Chowk.
Residents voiced their concerns to Maha Metro during a meeting last week regarding the station’s potential effects on traffic flow on the main road.
According to the residents, the entry-exit points of the station would take up a significant amount of road width, obstructing bylanes and potentially impeding pedestrian traffic.
Activists from the area claimed that the authorities had promised to relocate the entry and exit points for the locals. They don’t object to the project. However, the government must make sure that the Metro infrastructure doesn’t cause even more gridlock in the streets.
By December, the Maha Metro intends to have finished all civil work up to Ramwadi.
According to a resident of Yerawada, the Metro station is close to a heavily populated area. They have already witnessed careless car parking close to the city’s Metro stations. The government ought to make an effort to prevent similar problems in Yerawada. If not, it will negatively affect traffic on the main road.
The residents of Yerawada station had earlier stopped work on the landing of the entry-exit points because they were unclear about traffic management in the area.
The plan was discussed with PMC officials, according to Maha Metro officials. To give commuters and other road users the most relief possible, modifications can be made. They are talking about the matter with the local government and residents. The teams are implementing the suggestions that have been made in order to prevent traffic gridlock.